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Heidi Prather, DO

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Orthopedic Medicine - Performing Artists
Spine

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Non-operative management of spine, sports and general musculoskeletal injuries, spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy, women's sports injuries, incontinence and pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, dance injuries, performing arts medicine

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 12
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-514-3500

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1995
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 1991
B.A., Bio / Chem: Drury College, Springfield, Missouri 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Hip and Lumbar Spine Physical Examination Findings in People Presenting With Low Back Pain With or Without Lower Extremity Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, May KS, Maheshwari V, VanDillen L
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Feb 3; 1-36. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.6567.

PMID:
    28158964
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Laser Safety in Isotretinoin Use: A Survey of Expert Opinion and Practice.
Prather HB, Alam M, Poon E, Arndt KA, Dover JS
Dermatol Surg. 2016 Dec 21; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001019.

PMID:
    28005622
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Gender-Dependent Differences in Hip Range of Motion and Impingement Testing in Asymptomatic College Freshman Athletes.
Czuppon S, Prather H, Hunt DM, Steger-May K, Bloom NJ, Clohisy JC, Larsen R, Harris-Hayes M
PM R. 2016 Nov 10; pii: S1934-1482(16)31121-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.10.022.

PMID:
    27840297
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Picosecond laser with specialized optic for facial rejuvenation using a compressed treatment interval.
Khetarpal S, Desai S, Kruter L, Prather H, Petrell K, Depina J, Arndt K, Dover JS
Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Oct; 48(8)723-726. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22551.

PMID:
    27546378
    [PubMed - in process]
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Poster 151 Impairments in Sleep and Anxiety in Patients with Intra-Articular, Non-Arthritic Hip Pain.
Prather H, Creighton AP, Rho ME, Reese ME, Hunt DM, Simpson S
PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S)S211. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.192.

PMID:
    27672917
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Girdle Pain in the Athlete.
Prather H, Cheng A
PM R. 2016 Mar; 8(3 Suppl)S45-60. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.12.009.

PMID:
    26972267
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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North American Spine Society Presidential Address.
Prather H
Spine J. 2016 Feb; 16(2)131-5. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.11.018.

PMID:
    26592486
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Development of Hypertrophy in Port-Wine Stains, a Common Phenomenon that Affects Treatment Recommendations.
Prather HB, Arndt KA
Dermatol Surg. 2015 Nov; 41(11)1246-8. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000524.

PMID:
    26506068
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prospective Player-Reported Injuries in Female Youth Fast-Pitch Softball Players.
Smith MV, Davis R, Brophy RH, Prather H, Garbutt J, Wright RW
Sports Health. 2015 Nov-Dec; 7(6)497-503. doi: 10.1177/1941738115606058.

PMID:
    26502442
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ask the Authors.
Prather H, Gerber LH, Shah J, Sikdar S
PM R. 2015 Jul; 7(7)719-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.009.

PMID:
    26188778
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Are Elite Female Soccer Athletes at Risk for Disordered Eating Attitudes, Menstrual Dysfunction, and Stress Fractures?
Prather H, Hunt D, McKeon K, Simpson S, Meyer EB, Yemm T, Brophy R
PM R. 2016 Mar; 8(3)208-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.07.003.

PMID:
    26188245
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Managing hip pain in the athlete.
Prather H, Colorado B, Hunt D
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Nov; 25(4)789-812. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.06.012.

PMID:
    25442159
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Musculoskeletal etiologies of pelvic pain.
Prather H, Camacho-Soto A
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep; 41(3)433-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2014.04.004.

PMID:
    25155123
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Activity Tolerance After Periacetabular Osteotomy.
Bogunovic L, Hunt D, Prather H, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8)1791-5. doi: 10.1177/0363546514535906.

PMID:
    24914031
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel nonablative radio-frequency rejuvenation device applied to the neck and jowls: clinical evaluation and 3-dimensional image analysis.
Chipps LK, Bentow J, Prather HB, So JJ, Schouest JM, Ozog DM, Moy RL
J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 12(11)1215-8.

PMID:
    24196328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Abnormal hip physical examination findings in asymptomatic female soccer athletes.
Prather H, Hunt D, Rho M, Yemm T, Fong K, Brophy RH
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jul; 23(7)2106-14. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2713-7.

PMID:
    24150125
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neonate presenting with a midline supraumbilical raphe.
Heinisch S, Prather HB, English JC 3rd, Gehris RP
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Dec; 26(6)366-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.06.010.

PMID:
    24075092
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Overview of treatment options, clinical results, and controversies in the management of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Byrd JW, Siebenrock KA, Prather H, Clohisy JC
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S53-8. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S53.

PMID:
    23818192
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnostic imaging of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Rakhra K, Kim YJ
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S20-6. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S20.

PMID:
    23818187
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Kim YJ
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S16-9. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S16.

PMID:
    23818186
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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